Battle, William James, 1870-1955

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William James Battle, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1888 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1893, the same year he went to the University of Texas as associate professor of Greek. Dean of the College of Arts by 1908 and Dean of Faculty by 1911, Battle was elected acting president of the university in 1914. After a controversial two years he stepped down and in 1917 went to the University of Cincinnati until 1920 when he returned to UT as professor of classical languages and chairman of the Faculty Building Committee. He retired in 1948 but remained as a professor emeritus and returned to North Carolina shortly before his death in 1955.

From the guide to the William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

William James Battle (1870-1955) was a professor of classical languages at the University of Texas (1893-1917 and 1920-1949).

He served as acting president of the University (1914-1916) and chairman of the Faculty Building Committee (1920-1948).

From the description of Battle, William James, photographs, 1888-1959. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38947791

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referencedIn Butte, George C. (George Charles), 1877-1940. Butte, George Charles, papers, 1896-1938. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Battle, William James, 1870-1955. Battle, William James, photographs, 1888-1959. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Texas War Records Collection Organization. Texas War Records Collection, 1916-1919, 1940-1951 University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Battle family. Battle family papers, 1765-1955. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Crane, Edward, 1883-1959. Crane, Edward, papers, 1883-1963. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Crane (Edward) Papers 80-51. 29884535., 1883-1959 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Asbury, Samuel Erson, 1872-1962 person
associatedWith Battle family. family
associatedWith Battle, Kemp P. (Kemp Plummer), 1831-1919 person
associatedWith Battle, William James, 1870-1955 person
associatedWith Benedict, Harry Yandell, 1869-1937 person
associatedWith Brown, Robert L. person
associatedWith Burges, Richard Fenner, 1873-1945 person
associatedWith Butte, George C. (George Charles), 1877-1940. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John William, 1871- person
associatedWith Crane, Edward, 1883-1959 person
associatedWith Cret, Paul Phillipe, 1876-1945 person
associatedWith Dabney, Charles William, 1855-1945 person
associatedWith Fay, Edwin Whitfield, 1865-1920 person
associatedWith Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944 person
associatedWith Harper, Henry Winston, 1859-1943 person
associatedWith Hiss, Anna. person
associatedWith Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940 person
associatedWith Kinsolving, George Herbert, 1849-1928 person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
associatedWith Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931 person
associatedWith Parlin, Hanson Tufts, 1879-1951 person
associatedWith Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896- person
associatedWith Spencer, C. P., Mrs. person
associatedWith Terrell, Alexander Watkins, 1827-1912 person
associatedWith Texas War Records Collection Organization corporateBody
associatedWith Tuttle, Daniel Sylvester, 1837-1923 person
associatedWith University of North Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas. Students corporateBody
associatedWith Vinson, Robert Ernest, 1876-1945 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
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Austin (Tex.).
Montréal (Québec)
Austin (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
United States
University of Texas. Board of Regents--History--Sources
Lighting, Architectural and decorative
Universities and colleges
University of Texas at Austin--Faculty
Aerial photographs
College buildings--Photographs
University of Texas at Austin--Planning
Classical languages--Study and teaching
University of Texas--Presidents
University of Texas--History--Sources
Artists--Pictorial works


Birth 1870-11-30

Death 1955-10-09



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